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The Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Oxford

will hold its second annual:

Scripture & Contemplative Spirituality Conference (SCSC)
11th – 12th July 2020


Main theme:
Meeting Christ in the Scriptures

Complementary theme:
Addiction, Mental Health and Spirituality

Keynote speakers:

Andrew Newberg, M.D.
Topic: Addiction, Mental Health and Spirituality
Andrew Newberg is a preeminent neuroscientist who researches the links among spirituality, contemplative practices, and brain function. He will be speaking on the burgeoning field of neurotheology and its potential impact on people’s health. Andrew is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

Dr. Edward Sri, PhD
Topics: “Philippians 3: The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ Jesus”
“Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John.”
Edward Sri is a well-known theologian, author and speaker. He has written several best-selling books and is an adjunct professor at the Augustine Institute, Colorado, United States.

Father Dominic Allain
Topic: Hope Amidst Trauma: A Christ-Centred Approach.
Fr Dominic Allain is a Catholic priest and the International Pastoral Director of Grief to Grace, a specialised programme of spiritual and psychological healing for anyone who has suffered sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse in childhood, adolescence or adulthood.

Father Matt Blake, OCD
Topic: TBC
Fr Matt is a Discalced Carmelite of the Anglo-Irish Province. He has been the Regional Delegate and the Prior of Boars Hill and Kensington priories. He is the National Director of the Carmelite Secular Order, UK and in this capacity has developed an extensive Carmelite ministry in the doctrine of our saints and the Carmelite tradition. He has given retreats over many years and is well known as a spiritual director and speaker.

Father Vincent O’Hara, OCD
Topic: TBC
Fr Vincent is a Discalced Carmelite of the Anglo-Irish Province. He is part of the leadership of the Province and currently the Prior of Avila Spirituality Centre, Dublin. He is a well-known speaker and has given retreats as well as courses on Carmelite spirituality over many years.

The conference will also be live streamed!

For further information and booking, please contact: 07849 596572 / conference@carmelite.org.uk